Fields of Fire Test | Final Test - Hard

James Webb
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the condition of Snake's mother's home?

2. Where does Sergeant Sadler expect the enemy to attack?

3. What is Goodrich told about the killing of the Vietnamese man and woman?

4. What happens to Dan's column when they enter Laos?

5. What are the men wearing as they gather in the road to get in the convoy headed for battle?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Snake decide to do when Hodges arrives to help?

2. What becomes of Dan and his men when they are on the road to Laos?

3. What does Hodges see as he peers through the fog?

4. What are the results of the investigation into Snake's participation in the killing of the civilian's that Senator reported?

5. What does Snake do when he sees Senator in the hole?

6. How is Senator wounded in the cemetery?

7. What does Goodrich say to the crowd of anti-war protesters when they ask him to speak?

8. What effect does sitting in the rain have on Hodges' men?

9. Describe Snake's feelings about serving in Vietnam?

10. How does Snake keep his team motivated to move through the gunfire toward the cemetery to help Senator's team?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

1) Choose a character from the novel and discuss his role as a hero.

2) Sketch out ideas about heroism with regards to the thoughts and actions of the character.

3) Does the hero plan out his actions or act spontaneously? Use examples from the novel.

4) Is the hero realistic in his actions or does he seem superhuman? Defend the answer with examples from the novel.

Essay Topic 2

1) Describe the unexpected act of Goodrich when he speaks at the anti-war rally.

2) Why does he think Snake would be proud of his actions?

3) What evidence of change takes place in Goodrich's personality?

4) How does he regard himself in this new role he makes for himself?

Essay Topic 3

1) Analyze how Webb depicts the soldiers during the final battle of the novel.

2) What role does fate plays in their lives?

3) How does Webb make use of figurative language during the battle?

4) How do each of these things relate to Snake, Senator, and Hodges?

(see the answer keys)

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